To honor the men and women who have served – and are serving – our country, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk is offering free admission to veterans and current active-duty military throughout the month of November.
Additionally, all Aquarium guests can enjoy a display of gorgeous photographs by – and sometimes of – veterans, in a gallery show curated by the Veteran Artist Program (VAP).
“The Maritime Aquarium offers a $10 admission discount to veterans year-round,” said Aquarium spokesman Dave Sigworth. “But, throughout the month in which we mark Veterans Day, we are happy to expand our offer to entirely free admission for veterans.”
Sigworth noted that admission is always free to those currently serving in any branch of the military, not just in November.
Maritime Aquarium admission is $24.95 for adults, $22.95 for seniors (65+), and $17.95 for children (3-12). Admission includes a 40-minute standard IMAX® movie.
ID/proof of service is required at the door to receive the veterans’ and active-duty discounts. (The offer is not available with advance online purchases.)
Additionally in November, the VAP exhibit, “Through the Lens: A Veterans Photography Show,” will feature 60 large color and black-and-white photographs taken by – and of – veterans. A non-profit organization, the Veteran Artist Program takes artists who are also veterans and propels their works and careers into the mainstream creative arts community through networking, mentorships, collaborations with professional artists, and original productions. VAP is based in New York City but supports a community of thousands of veteran artists throughout the US and around the world.
Look for “Through the Lens: A Veterans Photography Show” near the Aquarium’s “Jiggle A Jelly” exhibit. It will be free with Aquarium admission.
Also during the holiday weekend of Nov. 10-11, Aquarium guests will be encouraged to write a thank-you note to veterans on a giant card, which will be forwarded to a local veterans’ organization.
Learn more about exhibits, programs and IMAX movies this fall in the popular Connecticut family attraction at www.maritimeaquarium.org.